Sorry to say but "no". Her style is more focus on the romantic/sex aspect rather than on the possibilities her plot actually gives her the possibilities to explore.
Her devotion to the loves story. She might as well write about a woman that meets another man on a vacation. The time travel aspect is almost irrelevant to the story.
She has a good ability to create voices for different persons in the book.
Disappointment, I didn't expect a love story.
SLOW STORYLINE. MULTIPLE LONG SEX SCENES AND REPETITIVE CONVERSATIONS LINKED OCCASIONALLY BY ACTION
IT SHOULD BE CUT DOWN BY 80% SEX SCENES AND REPETITIVE CONVERSATIONS TO 13 HOURS INSTEAD OF 32 HOURS.
Flimsy story surrounded by lots of light porn ala 50 Shades but Highlander costume drama instead.
most likely, yes
Not for me
Terrible writing. Cannot imagine this was a bestseller
avid researcher and avid listener!
Scotland, England, Sex
the Narrator, was fantastic! The story was not what I expected at all. The Sex Scenes caught me completely off-guard which mention below. :)
This was a first for me! She did a great job!
I accidently reviewed the second book with this same comment, didn't realize I had chosen to review that one instead of this one.. sorry about that... The book was pretty good all around, I'm a guy and found it to be a good listen. It does have a number of sex scenes in it which caught me off guard, especially when listening to it in my car with the windows down....lol But overall if you like the idea of time travel, Scotland, England and a great story check it out! There is even a 45 minute preview of the second book at the end of the one I downloaded
I am now reading the story on my Nook.
I like the book.
Could not understand her.
I purchase the book to listen while traveling,but couldn't understand the person doing the reading.
someone with a lot of time
couldn't get into it
maybe if I could have listened farther I would have liked it eventually
Davina Porter is a spectacular narrator, but for some reason her voice and narration just didn't work for me for this particular book. Her tone and approach seemed much too mature for the young-couple-in-love storyline. It was like hearing an elder reminisce about her bawdy youth, rather than a hear the character narrate her recent experiences.
Davina Porter is a delight, but you can tell this is a first-time writer. I have to wonder if she was paired with a first-time editor. Too many words where fewer would have been more impactful. Too much detail here, not enough there. And do we really need sex, sex, and more sex? I think not. Still, the flaws aside, it was engaging and I will probably read more of the series. I can only hope her editor wields a mightier red pen as time goes on.
Impressed by the story link and the way that the narrator narrated the story and the path which the author has derived through out the book to make the readers without diverting our thoughts.
Think the Twilight books told by a history professor with a BDSM fetish, and you will get an idea of the book's flavor.
Or perhaps a harlequin book would be better than twilight, considering the constant rape theme, oh, sorry "ravishment".
In fact, I would call it pornagraphic trash, except for one thing.
The author can WRITE! The detailed and nuanced world building, the well fleshed out characters, and the (reasonably) consistent dialogue kept me reading a few hours after I was ready to buy the hard copy for the pleasure of destroying it.
The narration is well done, with fairly distinct voices for the main characters.
Overall, if you like romance and history, I recommend Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkeness. If you need a bit of rape (sorry, ravishment) to go with them this one is for you.